Universities urged to get ‘basics right’ on sexual harassment – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 4th, 2018 in disclosure, employment, harassment, news, sexual offences, universities by sally

‘Universities must do more to address sexual harassment or face legal and reputational consequences, an employment law expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 3rd April 2018

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Aggressive bailiff behaviour remains ‘lingering concern’ – MoJ review – BBC News

Posted April 3rd, 2018 in bailiffs, debts, enforcement, harassment, news, reports by sally

‘Concerns persist over bailiffs using aggressive behaviour to pursue debts despite a legal crackdown, a Ministry of Justice (MoJ) report has found.’

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BBC News, 2nd April 2018

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Steven Gane jailed after ‘driving his partner to suicide’ – BBC News

Posted March 27th, 2018 in coercive & controlling behaviour, harassment, news, sentencing, suicide by tracey

‘A man who physically and mentally abused his girlfriend before she took her own life has been jailed for controlling and coercive behaviour.’

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BBC News, 26th March 2018

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Ban non-disclosure agreements on workplace sexual harassment, says EHRC – Daily Telegraph

‘Non-disclosure agreements about sexual harassment in the workplace should be banned, the Equality and Human Rights Commission has said.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th March 2018

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Judge orders husband in bitter divorce case to stop emailing wife’s solicitor – Legal Futures

Posted March 15th, 2018 in divorce, electronic mail, harassment, news, restraining orders, solicitors by tracey

‘A High Court judge has issued a restraining order to stop a man in a long-running divorce case from contacting his former wife’s solicitor on her private email address.’

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Legal Futures, 14th March 2018

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My online stalker: The feeling he could hurt me never went away – BBC News

Posted March 12th, 2018 in harassment, internet, news, police, stalking by sally

‘Stalker Callum Blake-O’Brien created numerous fake social media accounts to send women what prosecutors described as “unimaginably horrendous” messages. One teenager left “emotionally numb” by his unrelenting abuse says he “handpicked” his victims to cause maximum distress.’

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BBC News, 9th March 2018

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Britain First leaders jailed: Police release mugshots of Jayda Fransen and Paul Golding because of impact on community – The Independent

Posted March 9th, 2018 in harassment, hate crime, news, photography, religiously aggravated offences by tracey

‘Police have released photos showing the leaders of far-right extremist group Britain First in custody because of the effect their hate crimes had on the local community.’

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The Independent, 8th March 2018

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Britain First leaders jailed for anti-Muslim hate crime – The Independent

Posted March 8th, 2018 in harassment, hate crime, news, religiously aggravated offences, sentencing by tracey

‘The leaders of far-right extremist group Britain First have been jailed for anti-Muslim hate crimes after targeting people they incorrectly believed were involved in an ongoing rape trial.’

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The Independent, 8th March 2018

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Paralegal subjected to f-word tirades by senior partner wins harassment claims – Legal Futures

‘A paralegal who was subjected to a “long accumulation of abuse” by the senior partner of a London law firm was the victim of harassment on the grounds of age and sex, an employment tribunal has found.’

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Legal Futures, 1st March 2018

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‘Upskirting’ should be criminal offence, campaigners say – BBC News

Posted February 20th, 2018 in crime, harassment, news, privacy, sexual offences, voyeurism by sally

‘The government should criminalise “upskirting” as a sexual offence, say campaigners, after police data showed one complainant was 10 years old.’

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BBC News, 20th February 2018

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Parliament survey: one in five experienced sexual harassment – The Guardian

Posted February 8th, 2018 in anonymity, bullying, complaints, harassment, news, parliament, reports, sex discrimination by tracey

‘One in five people working at Westminster have experienced or witnessed sexual harassment or inappropriate behaviour in the past year, it found. The report calls for urgent reform of a culture of harassment and bullying at Westminster, with new a complaints procedure and an investigation mechanism independent of parties.’

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The Guardian, 8th February 2018

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Government asks Law Commission to look at trolling laws – Law Commission

Posted February 7th, 2018 in harassment, internet, Law Commission, press releases by tracey

‘The government has asked the Law Commission to review the laws around offensive communications and assess whether they provide the right protection to victims online.’

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Law Commission, 6th February 2018

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Husband guilty of harassment after repeatedly contacting estranged wife with stream of mundane messages – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 7th, 2018 in divorce, harassment, married persons, news by tracey

‘A husband who said he tried to save on legal fees by contacting his wife directly during their bitter divorce has been convicted of harassment.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th February 2018

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Paul Playle jailed for stalking wife for two years – BBC News

Posted January 25th, 2018 in families, harassment, news, sentencing, stalking by tracey

‘A “calculating and cruel” husband who stalked his own wife for two years has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 24th January 2018

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Why Should Misogyny Be Classed As A Hate Crime? – Rights Info

Posted January 23rd, 2018 in harassment, hate crime, human rights, news, sex discrimination, women by sally

‘Everyone has the right to life, liberty, and security of person, according to Article 3 of the United Nations Declaration of Rights.’

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Rights Info, 22nd January 2018

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Make misogyny a hate crime and ‘upskirting’ illegal, UK report recommends – The Guardian

Posted January 23rd, 2018 in harassment, hate crime, human rights, news, reports, sex discrimination, women by sally

‘Misogyny should become a hate crime and taking photos up women’s skirts be made illegal, a major report into the way the legal system protects women has recommended.’

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The Guardian, 23rd January 2018

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American YouTube star wins revenge porn case after becoming first to sue in British courts – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 18th, 2018 in damages, harassment, internet, news, pornography by tracey

‘An American actress and singer is to receive revenge porn damages from her ex-boyfriend after becoming the first person to sue in the British courts.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th January 2018

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BBC star Emily Maitlis’ harasser sentenced – BBC News

Posted January 17th, 2018 in harassment, news, restraint orders, sentencing by sally

‘A former friend of Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis, who harassed her for two decades, has been jailed for contacting her from prison.’

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BBC News, 16th January 2018

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MPs launch inquiry to consider tougher laws on sexual harassment – The Guardian

Posted January 15th, 2018 in harassment, inquiries, news, parliament, sex discrimination, sexual offences by sally

‘The government must urgently strengthen laws around sexual harassment to stop abuse continuing on “an industrial scale”, according to a coalition of MPs, union leaders and women’s groups.’

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The Guardian, 15th January 2018

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Man called ‘fat ginger pikey’ by boss loses race discrimination claim – The Independent

Posted January 12th, 2018 in harassment, news, obesity, race discrimination by tracey

‘A salesman who was called “a fat ginger pikey”, a “salad dodger” and a “fat Yoda” has lost his claim for racial harassment.’

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The Independent, 12th January 2018

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